I would think Fed will be delighted!
While the official news of withdrawal may well have come from the ATP that doesn't preclude Andy having contacted the organisers privately before that. We assume far too much. Am I alone in trusting Andy to do the right thing?
No you're not Alis. I seem to remember Andy getting a lot of credit last year for going on court to explain to the crowd why he wasn't playing - something Fed copied soon after. It seems unlikely that he'd have pulled out with no warning this year.
From BBC website
Andy Murray misses Swiss Indoors to rest back injury
US Open champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Swiss Indoors event starting on Monday because of injury.
The 25-year-old Scot, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final last weekend, is resting his back ahead of a busy end-of-season schedule.
He plays in the Paris Masters beginning on 29 October and the World Tour Finals in London, which start on 5 November. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/20020862